MCC’s Medical Assisting Associate Degree/Certificate Program prepares skilled health care professionals who are qualified to perform clinical, administrative and laboratory procedures. Some of the settings in which students find employment include: physicians’ offices, ambulatory health care facilities, emergency rooms, hospital medical records departments, and medical insurance and billing departments. Students may also choose among specialties such as OB/GYN, orthopedics, pediatrics, internal medicine and more.
While in the program, students learn clinical functions such as collecting laboratory specimens, performing routine laboratory procedures, assisting with examinations and treatments, taking electrocardiograms, preparing and administering medications under physician supervision, assisting with minor surgeries including suture removal and dressing changes. Administrative functions of the medical assistant include scheduling appointments, using computer applications, answering the telephone, greeting patients, coding and processing insurance and billing.
Medical Assisting students receive 230 hours of clinical externship in a medical office where they work under the supervision of an instructor and an on-site resource person. Students have the opportunity to work directly with patients and medical assistants to gain valuable real-world experience in the field.
The Montgomery Community College Medical Assisting AAS Program, Troy, NC is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). As such, graduates are eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) Certification Examination. Upon successful completion, students are awarded the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) credential.
The Montgomery Community College Medical Assisting AAS Program, Troy, NC is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).*
•Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, Florida 33756
•Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB)
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 1575
Chicago, Illinois 60606
ABOUT THE PROFESSION
Medical assisting is one of the nation’s fastest growing careers through the year 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The CMA credential is a national certification recognized by employers across the country. CMAs have a great amount of variety in their jobs and are cross-trained to perform many administrative and clinical duties. CMAs enjoy contact with patients while working alongside physicians and other health care professionals.
The Medical Assisting Club is a voluntary campus organization comprised of students, faculty and staff at MCC. The club works to provide students with opportunities to promote their profession in the community, participate in fundraisers, outreach activities, conventions and seminars, and learn about people and agencies that play a vital role in the medical assisting field.
MEDICAL ASSISTING 5-YEAR WEIGHTED OUTCOMES
The Medical Assisting program at Montgomery Community College has a job placement rate average of 63% over the last five years, exceeding the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) established threshold of 60%.
100% of graduates are satisfied with Montgomery Community College’s Medical Assisting program. Additionally, 100% of employers are satisfied with Montgomery Community College Medical Assisting graduates.
An average of 88% of graduates took the CMA (AAMA) credentialing exam since 2014, while an average of 75% of CMA (AAMA) exam takers passed on the first attempt for the same time period. 86% of the 2017 cohort of students passed the American Association of Medical assistants certification.